Tuesday, January 27, 2015

2015 Guldbagge Awards Winners

Yesterday they had the Awards Ceremony and had the opportunity to see a few minutes but unfortunately had to stop watching. Nevertheless what I saw was really refreshing and very different to what we usually see as cinema shows or awards ceremonies.

Force Majeure swept the awards with 6 wins, including Best Film and Roy Andersson's film got only one. Liv Ullman who last week was presented with an Honorary Dragon Award at the Göteborg International Film Festival was the recipient of the 2015 Swedish Lifetime Achievement Award.

To check winners at official site go here, available in Swedish; to read news in English go here.

Winners are in *BLUE.

Today the Swedish Film Institute announced the nominations for the 51st Annual Guldbagge Awards and to the surprise of many, Gentlemen leads the pack with 13 nominations to become the most nominated film in the history of this award.

Oscar shortlisted Force Majeure follows with 10 nods and 2014 Golden Lion winner A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence with 7 nominations.

Best Film
En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron (A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence)
*Turist (Force Majeure)

Best Director
Mikael Marcimain for Gentlemen
Roy Andersson for En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron (A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence)
*Ruben Östlund for Turist (Force Majeure)

Best Actress
Lisa Loven Kongsli in Turist (Force Majeure)
*Saga Becker in Nånting måste gå sönder (Something Must Break)
Vera Vitali in Min så kallade pappa (My So-Called Father)

Best Actor
David Dencik in Gentlemen
Johannes Bah Kuhnke in Turist (Force Majeure)
*Sveririr Gudnason in Flugparken

To read nominees in other categories go official site here. Most interesting is the movie Something Must Break as the nominated actress plays a dual role (male/female) and story which I imagine has to have a very Scandinavian style could be good. Seems that will have to check Gentlemen by Mikael Marcimain (remember Call Girl) which is another period drama from Stockholm in the '70s.

Awards ceremony hosted by Petra Mede will be on January 26 at Cirkus arena in Stockholm with SVT broadcasting the ceremony live and as in previous years there will be a live streaming.

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